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Bikram Choudhury’s former attorney urged a California appellate court Wednesday to dismiss the yoga guru’s appeal of a $7 million judgment in her wrongful termination and sexual harassment suit, saying Choudhury’s “blatant, brazen violations” of court orders “disentitled” him to pursue his appeal.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup said Wednesday he might allow Waymo to tell a California federal jury that Uber was evasive about providing evidence the head of its self-driving car division stole trade secrets from Waymo before quitting his job there, saying the panel should know “how they hide the ball.”
A Washington, D.C., lawyer-turned-real estate agent whom the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused of helping out with her brother’s $14.5 million Ponzi scheme asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday to toss the agency’s complaint, calling it “fatally flawed.”
Weeks after seeing their $900 million fraud suit against Full Tilt Poker and Cozen O’Connor tossed out of federal court, a putative class of poker players on Tuesday refiled their suit alleging the website operator illegally put its own players into games in California state court.
A California federal judge has dismissed a $900 million fraud class action against Full Tilt Poker that roped in Cozen O’Connor for representing the website, saying while the suit sufficiently pleads allegations of an illegal gambling business, it “founders” on the issue of how the defendants directly harmed the poker players behind the suit.